Binghamton Man Accused of Possessing Stolen Gun
A foot pursuit in downtown Binghamton ended with a man in custody and the confiscation of a stolen, loaded handgun.
Authorities say 19-year-old Tyshawn Hickman of Binghamton was a passenger in a car stopped for a traffic infraction on Susquehanna Street around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The vehicle was pulled over by the city police Community Response Team.
After officers found drugs in the vehicle, they directed Hickman to get out of the car. They say the Susquehanna Street resident then ran away. He was apprehended after a short chase.
Police say they discovered a loaded .380 caliber Sig Sauer P238 handgun in Hickman's jacket pocket.
Investigators say the weapon had been reported stolen last year in Carbondale, Pennsylvania.
Hickman was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property. He also was charged with obstructing governmental administration.
Hickman was arraigned in Binghamton city court and sent to Broome County Jail.
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